P. Kowalski-Saunders

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In the business and healthcare sectors data warehousing has provided effective solutions for information usage and knowledge discovery from databases. However, data warehousing applications in the biological research and development (R&D) sector are lagging far behind. The fuzziness and complexity of biological data represent a major challenge in data(More)
Decreased albumin synthesis by hepatocytes in liver injury is thought to occur in response to Kupffer cell-derived acute-phase cytokines. In this study we used hepatocytes maintained in a differentiated phenotype, by culture on a laminin-rich gel substratum (Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm matrix), to investigate the effects of Kupffer cell-conditioned medium and(More)
Superoxide production by stimulated phagocytes is commonly measured by reduction of ferricytochrome C, with specificity of the assay assumed if the reaction is inhibited by superoxide dismutase (SOD). Most preparations of ferricytochrome C contain a small proportion in the reduced (ferro) form, and this is also formed by the reaction of ferricytochrome C(More)
We have investigated the antigenic modulation induced by a number of antibody fragments and derivatives directed against the idiotype of the surface Ig of the L2C guinea pig B lymphoblastic leukemia, and studied the effects upon such modulation of the simultaneous presence of cells expressing Fc gamma receptors (FcR). In vitro studies confirmed previous(More)
Reactive oxygen intermediates released by activated hepatic macrophages have been implicated in the pathogenesis of a rat model of liver injury induced by sequential administration of Corynebacterium parvum and endotoxin. In this model, C. parvum causes extensive infiltration of the liver with activated macrophages, but severe liver injury occurs only after(More)
We have recently demonstrated that release of oxygen-derived free radicals by activated hepatic macrophages may be involved in the pathogenesis of a rat model of liver injury induced by Corynebacterium parvum and endotoxin. In the present study we have compared the respiratory burst activity of isolated normal rat Kupffer cells with that of hepatic(More)
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